I started to realize Jarred was the one the more inseparable we became.
We’d go to the beach together constantly, especially during the warm summer evenings where we’d just sit and talk for hours. As we grew closer we noticed that our meeting each other was totally one of those destined “right place, right time” moments. Being with him was so easy and natural (and still is)! Flash forward to five years of being together and we’ve camped/traveled a multitude of places, got engaged, lived on a sailboat, got married, sold the boat, and packed up our belongings to live out the rest of our days in Hawai’i together…until our next adventure. 😉
My dress shopping was a bit untraditional. My mom and I ordered a handful of Daughters of Simone dresses and held a little try on session at her house–just her, my sisters, and I. It was simple, but so special! When I put the Stevie Gown on, it was game over.
We got married at the Leo Carrillo Ranch in Carlsbad across from where I lived as a little girl. The whole park is vast and beautiful, I loved that we had so many places for our guests to hangout. I was so obsessed with every single detail of our wedding, but our absolute favorite was the ‘Wish You Were Here” corner we made. It was dedicated to our grandparents and great-grandparents who passed prior to us getting married, who we really wished could’ve been there with us physically! It had assorted framed pictures of them and special floral arrangements.
Our first dance was to The Lumineers cover of “This Must Be the Place by The Talking Heads.
The OG Talking Heads version felt like our theme song.
My biggest tip to all of the bride-to-be’s out there is to not sweat the small stuff. Your day is going to be such a huge whirlwind of love and excitement that you’re not going to notice if a detail doesn’t go as planned. Hell, our first dance got cut short due to the device overheating outside but the band made a joke about us being too hot to handle that left us all laughing. We still crack up about it today.